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'You know I got a pistol?' the man yelled. So the Uber driver shot him

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actingfool
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 Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

After being threatened, Uber driver shoots and kills man. Authorities say the homicide is deemed legal due to "stand your ground" law in FL. Video in link below.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/30/us/stand-your-ground-polk-county-uber-driver/index.html

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    CWalcutt75
    252 Driver
     1 year ago

    Nice!

    The fatal confrontation, captured on Westlake's dash camera, was what the Polk County sheriff called a "classic 'stand your ground' case," referring to the controversial Florida law that grants immunity to people acting in self-defense.

    "This is a justifiable homicide all day long. You have the right protect yourself," Sheriff Grady Judd said Wednesday. "This was the intent of the law."

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      Marc88
      13 Rider
       1 year ago  (edited 1 year ago)

      Saying you have a gun and actually producing and threatening with it are two different things.  Only the latter is a basis for self-defense. Every state protects those who use deadly force when confronted with a bona fide life-threatening situation.  The difference with Stand Your Ground is that a person can kill without being directly threatened.  Trigger happy natives on the loose! Never been there and never will.  Several European countries advise their citizens not to travel there as well. 

        

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        CWalcutt75
        252 Driver
         1 year ago

        @mark Thanks for clarifying this.  This is a great explanation, better than I've seen anywhere else.

        u"Every state protects those who use deadly force when confronted with a bona fide life-threatening situation.  The difference with Stand Your Ground is that a person can kill without being directly threatened."

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        HemiDodge
        360
         1 year ago

        You are talking about Florida?  or Texas?  That is fascinating to imagine a guidebook suggesting that. I can see it though.  

        (but whole states?  I have seen some guidebooks mention neighborhoods of LA, Chicago, and NY but not for an entire state due to their laws.

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      DrJill
      81 Driver
       1 year ago  (edited 1 year ago)

      I agree that according to law the Uber driver was definitely in the right to protect himself from the threatened deadly force.  I just wonder how Uber handled it as they have a policy for drivers and riders of zero tolerance for weapons in the vehicle.  Uber suspended him, no surprise there as Uber always sides against the drivers.  But,  I would rather beg forgiveness for having a weapon and using it to save my life than be dead and gone just because of a hot head and Uber rules.  Yes I have a concealed cary permit for my state - do I carry all the time?  I am not telling.

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        CWalcutt75
        252 Driver
         1 year ago

        Your post is exactly the reason Uber needs to enforce its laws if they want to maintain authority.  If this driver wasn't deactivated as stated in the Uber terms, no one else will listen to those terms.

        I agree with you though.  If you drive in one of those states and have legal rights to carry, I think you should.  You have it for a reason and you feel comfortable with it.

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    droneydan
    49 Rider
     1 year ago

    I agree with this, the Uber driver did nothing wrong. I would have done the same, dont come charging at my car claiming you have a gun

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    BeMatt
    121 Rider
     1 year ago

    "and this is why you do not threaten your Uber driver"

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    Bigfrank
    429 Driver Driver Rider
     1 year ago

    It is shameful that a driver who is trying to make a living has to shoot someone for threatening him with a gun . As I said time and time again that low fares brings low class .